As a service to our home care industry colleagues, Inspire maintains this calendar of upcoming elder care, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury events, conferences and meetings to help make it easier to stay up-to-date on professional development opportunities.
Learn Over Lunch – “The Management of Chronic Pain Following TBI” @ Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Eric Young MD, Division Chief,
Pain Management,
Spectrum Health Medical Group

Reservations Required

Please note that once the reservation is made, participants are responsible for payment, regardless of attendance.

Payment can be made at the door. Cash or Check Only. Make checks payable to MBIPC.

Registrations received after the deadline are subject to a $25 late fee and subject to seating availability.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Spectrum Health Continuing Care

12th ANNUAL ELDER ADVOCATE CONFERENCE! @ Embasy Suites, Southfield
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Provided by Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology

Presented Courtesy of Jim Schuster, Certified Elder Law Attorney


Empowering Families to Make Educated Choices

Art of Aging Successfully @ Greater Grace Conference Center
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Seniors in Motion
How Does Your Garden Grow
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
Food: Fact or Fiction
Jest for the Fun of It: Laughter Yoga
Tai Chi: It’s Been Around For Ages
Brain Neurobics

Michael Sheehan, is a State Commissioner, serving on the Commission on Services to the Aging. He is also Chairman of the State Advisory Council on Aging. In past years, he was a member of the State Advisory Council on Aging. Locally, he has been a member of the Bay Area Senior Advocates and an Advisor to the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan. He also taught computer classes at the Traverse City Senior Center.

Sheehan, a retired Professor of English, taught at the City Colleges of Chicago. A prolific writer, he has written ten books. He hosts a call-in radio program about the English language each Tuesday morning in which he also promotes issues affecting seniors.

Schedule of Events:
8:30 am Registration – Breakfast & Gallery Walk
9:15 am Welcome & Keynote
9:45 -10:30 am Gallery Walk
10:30 am -1:00 pm Workshops
1:00 pm Lunch
1:40 pm Evaluation: Closing Remarks & Gallery Walk

Transition of Care: The Perfect Storm @ Waltonwood Twelve Oaks
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy educational vignettes that identify and demonstrate transition of care interruptions
that interfere with safe, cost-effective, efficient, quality and patient-centric care!
1. Identify common failure points in transition of care that influence poor patient outcome.
2. Identify the critical information needed to render safe care during transport and avoid wrongful resuscitation.
3. Outline various communication strategies that lead to more effective care coordination and improved patient outcome.
4. Provide an opportunity for participants to network and report out other strategies to improve transitions
5. Define key ethical constructs as they relate to the care of geriatric patient.

8:30 – 9:00am Registration/Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am – Part One of Presentation
10:00 – 10:15am – 10:15am – Break
10:15 – 11:10am – Part Two of Presentation
11:10 – 11:15am – Questions and Answers, Evaluation and Tours

Brain Injury Association of Michigan 2014 Spring Tribute Legacy Society Dinner @ The Diamond Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 2:00 am

Join us in celebrating the 16th Annual Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Diamond Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River
Novi, Michigan 48374


$145.00 – Per Ticket
$1,300.00 – Per Table
To purchase tickets call the BIAMI office at (810) 229-5880.
All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.
There will be No on-site sales.


Professional Service Award
Linda Michaels Gruber, Case Management Plus, Inc.

Community Service & Leadership Award
L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive

Tentative Agenda

5:00- 6:30 p.m. – Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres Reception
6:45- 7:30 p.m. – Welcome and Awards
7:30- 8:20 p.m. – Dinner Service
8:30p.m. – Entertainment by The Capitol Steps
Hotel Information:

There are no longer rooms available at the Hyatt Place. The hotel is full.

An alternative hotel option is the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi.

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi

27355 Cabaret Drive
Novi, MI, 48377

How To Help:

Provide a donation to the Online Auction
Submit an ad for the Dinner Ad Journal
Purchase tickets by calling the BIAMI office at (810) 229-5880

LeadingAge Michigan 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show @ Lansing Convention Center
May 18 – May 22 all-day

Two Associations – One Unique Event

Join us for the 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show at the Lansing Convention Center. This year’s event is a unique collaboration between LeadingAge Michigan and the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan. Be a part of this dynamic educational and networking event. Choose from 8 educational tracks and 61 breakout sessions. Experience 3 one of a kind keynote presentations. Connect and network with 800 peers. Obtain your CEUs while having FUN!

15th Annual Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo @ Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Caring for a sick or aging loved one can be an overwhelming experience for many people in Southeast Michigan – but help is available. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is hosting its 15th Annual Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo to provide caregivers with valuable information, answers, and links to community resources and services in an effort to provide family caregivers with relief from their daily responsibilities and support to help them continue their important role.

Whether you are caring for a spouse, mother, father, child, relative or friend a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, you will not want to miss this important and FREE event:

  • Visit with more than 90 exhibitors to learn more about products and services available to assist caregivers.
  • Attend expert presentations throughout the day on a variety of topics.
  • “Ask The Resource Specialist” and receive answers to questions on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance and long term care insurance and learn about specific services and resources available in your community.
  • Enjoy morning refreshments
  • Cash and Carry Snacks Available
  • Respite Care At The Expo for older adults and persons with disabilities is also available on-site at the event. Respite reservation required at (800) 852-7795.
  • Door Prizes & Giveaways!